Michael Van Horenbeeck
Freelance Solutions Architect
I am a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master and Office Server & Services MVP from Belgium, placing me amongst a handful of experts, world-wide, to hold both the MCSM certification and MVP award at the same time. As an independent consultant, I have helped customers all over the world to implement, or migrate to Exchange and Office 365.
Enthused by everything in technology, I specialize in a variety of Microsoft technologies including Office 365, Exchange and (Azure) Active Directory and am highly skilled in all things hybrid –that is how I got my nickname “Van Hybrid”. Besides writing about technology for a variety of tech websites, I have co-authored several books including the recent ‘Office 365 for Exchange Professionals’ e-book along with Tony Redmond and Paul Cunningham. I love to talk about technology and regularly speak at various conferences like Microsoft TechEd, Ignite and IT/DEV Connection.
Certifications & Awards
Microsoft Office Server & Services MVP
Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are community leaders who’ve demonstrated an exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their experience with Microsoft technologies. They share their exceptional passion, real-world knowledge, and technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master | Messaging
The Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certification is the highest achievable certification from Microsoft. The certification is preceded by an intensive three-week training at Microsoft's premises after which students must pass for an 8-hour long theoretical and practical exam.Although the certification was retired in 2014, holders of the certificate enjoy a considerable amount of respect because of their in-depth knowledge and skills.
Recent Work Experience
VH Consulting & Training gcv2012 - Current
I'm an independent consultant offering highly-specialized consulting services with a focus on enterprise messaging, cloud, and identity management. Besides consulting, I'm also author books and articles, and frequently speak at various international conferences such as TechEd, Ignite and IT/DEV Connections.
Fujitsu Technology Solutions – Solutions Architect04-2016 - Current
Working with some of the brightest people in the industry, helping Fujitsu further develop their Microsoft Services practice. We have a highly skilled team, able to tackle the largest and most complex projects for customers of all sizes. I'm involved from the pre-sales phase throughout delivery of our solution, ensuring deliverables are provided to the high standards we keep and, of course, the customer's satisfaction!
ENow Software – Director of Product Research2014-09 - 2016-03
ENow is a global market leader in monitoring and reporting software for a variety of Microsoft solutions such as Office 365, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint and Active Directory. As the Director of Product Research, I worked on current and future product features to ensure we always provided solutions ahead of the curve. During my time at ENow, I worked closely together with the support organization and the sales team to engage with our customers whenever needed. In addition to my role as a Product Owner, I also worked as a technical consultant and helped a variety of customers to implement and migrate to Exchange and Office 365.
If you are interested in working with more or would like more information about my services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the information below:
VH Consulting & Training gcv
VAT: BE 0508.726.297